San Francisco based alt indie rock band, The Orange Peels are playing two shows on Saturday night at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. The band's late show (10 pm) is SOLD OUT, but never fear, you can catch them playing an early set at 7 pm. This bands laid back and well composed stye of rock is appealing and a joy to listen to. Do your best to catch this great Bay Area band!
San Francisco based garage indie rock band, Cool Ghouls will be playing live in SF tonight at The Depot. This band will be fortunate enough to share the bill with legendary alt rocker, Ty Segall, as he tours with his new band Fuzz. This will be a line up and a night to remember for sure. This will also be a chance to see Cool Ghouls play before they set out on a west coast mini tour until July. Make sure you make it out to this event.
Cool Ghouls Tour Dates:
May 7 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar
May 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Depot %
Jun 2 - Portland, OR - The Know
Jun 3 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Jun 5 - Santa Rosa, CA - House Show
Jun 6 - Santa Cruz, CA - Jury Room
Jun 7 - Fullerton, CA - Burger Records
Jun 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Jul 13 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol Fest
Aug 3 - San Francisco, CA - San Frandelic Psych Fest
Safety Scissors, aka Matthew Curry, has been exploring with experimental electronic and dance music since 1999, releasing on labels such as ~scape and Plug Research. He recently relocated from San Francisco to Brooklyn, signed to the venerable Berlin based electro label BPitch Control and announced the release of the project's third LP, 'In A Manner Of Sleeping,' scheduled for early June in North America. Curry will also be taking Safety Scissors on the road throughout the Spring and Summer, with the first batch of tour dates announced, including New York on May 24th (TBA location, a reSOLUTE party). Anybody interested in electronica, minimal house or avant-pop with lush atmospherics shouldn't miss out this artist's upcoming album and shows. - Trista Hou
Oakland based electronic synth pop musician, Futurebrite is gearing up to release a new album entitled Futurebrite Part 1, scheduled to be the first one of a trilogy of records forged by Oakland multi-instrumentalist Karen Kanan Correa and Brooklyn Based electronics guru Josh Grant. Considering the catchy and well produced preview single "Faux Accords" (video streaming below) Futurebrite's future might be bright indeed!
Look out for the album Futurebrite Part 1 on June 11th. - Jordannah Elizabeth
San Francisco based electro pop femme fatal musician, Violent Vickie has released a new single. This aggressive pop punk song entitled, Men, is a track from full legnth album, Monster's Alley, which is a collection off kilter and uniquely composed electronic tracks that will attract riot grrrls and punk rockers alike. Violent Vickie is currently playing live in the United States and Europe.
Violent Vickie Tour Dates:
May 17 -Oakland @ RCA (Scream Queens Fest)
May 19 - @ El Rio – San Francisco, CA
June 28-30-Belligham, WA (Fempowerment Festival)
June-Olympia, PDX, Seattle—TBA
July 24 – Heldne Bar – Zurich
July 28 – Pork – Berlin
August 2 – Bar 122 – Huddersfield, UK
August 3 – TBA – Manchester
August 4 – TBA – London
August 5 – Riots Not Diets – Brighton, UK
San Francisco based indie psych, chamber pop band, The Visibles are releasing a new self titled/self recorded album this month. This ecelctic, genre bending band exudes a Beatle-esque sound with folk pop aesthetics. The new album sounds great and is produced well. You can attain this new record digitally on Itunes and Amazon on May 13th, and the album will be available on vinyl on May 22nd of this year.
You can also catch The Visibles live at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on May 22nd.
Congratulations to the young Bay Area based folk alt band, Ghost and Gale for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll! The fans have spoken and Ghost and Gale, although they have only one single entitled "Take Me to the Fire" available online via Soundcloud, Facebook and Bandcamp have come out victorious!
Check out their official music video and keep your eyes open for these Bay Area rising stars! Thanks for voting!
Brick and Mortar Music Hall will host a plethora of local Bay Area shoegaze psych rock bands including Disappearing People, Buffalo Tooth and A Million Billion Dying Suns to support the touring band, JOY (Under the Gun Records). You can expect to be thoroughly entertained because all of the bands on this bill super talented and and create memorable, aggressively washed out tunes for you to enjoy. Scott of Disappearing people will also be moonlighting as DJ Dahmer who will be spinning throughout the night.
Don't miss the event because you'll be ignoring a strong line up and some great music. To find out more info and to RSVP to this event click here.
San Francisco based indie electro pop band, Great American Cities is performing live at Elbo Room on May 8th. This band plays great shows including fashion inspired events. They're music is not so poppy that it alienates listeners who listen to different genres, but their music is eclectic and well produced. The band will be playing with touring international band Kallisto and Acreatures for a night of fashion and local designer showcase. This event is a great event that melds different art mediums into one event! For more info, click here.
San Francisco based rock band, Cool Ghouls have just released a new music video. The video highlights the band's uber optimistic, vegan pop track, Natural Life from Cool Ghouls' debut self titled LP which has been released on cassette today, through Burger Records.
Cool Ghouls also perform tonight at Brick and Morter Music Hall, and will continue to play live throughout the Northwest this spring.
5-7 San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar (Woodshoppe Presents)
5-15 San Francisco, CA - The Depot w/ FUZZ (Ty Segall + Charles Moothart)
6-2 Portland, OR - The Know
6-3 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
6-5 Santa Rosa, CA - House Show
6-6 Santa Cruz, CA - Jury Room
6-7 Fullerton, CA - Burger Records
6-8 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
7-13 San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol Festival
8-3 San Francisco, CA - San Frandelic Psych Fest
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